By: Jennifer Walker Jennifer Walker: Thank you for talking with us! Please introduce yourself to our readers… Young Keefa: Young Keefa, I’m 25 and my birthday is on January 13th, so i’ll be 26. I thank you for doing this during my birthday month! I have just started my own record label L.LC. as […]
By: Jennifer Walker
Jennifer Walker: Thank you for talking with us! Please introduce yourself to our readers…
Young Keefa: Young Keefa, I’m 25 and my birthday is on January 13th, so i’ll be 26. I thank you for doing this during my birthday month! I have just started my own record label L.LC. as well- CEO of Potency Music Entertainment, L.L.C.
JW: When did you begin your music career?
YK: I started taking my music seriously at the age of 19. A friend and I used to make music at a home studio, but we didn’t have the quality we wanted so we invested our money in going to a real recording studio. I started making music in Atlanta, GA.
JW: How did you come up with the name Young Keefa?
YK: My first name really is Keith. One of the most potent parts of cannabis is the kief. Mixed them together and the Young part comes from my babyface. I always have been mistaken for being younger then what I really am.
JW: Are you from Nevada? If not, where are you from and what brought you here?
YK: I’m originally born in Bedford, OH. Growing up, I moved around to a few places and ended up here. Vegas is a mixed cultural place and has a lot of different things to do on top being legal. It was a perfect transition for me especially, already in the music industry. Moving around when I was younger really helped me being able to adapt to pretty much any setting.
JW: What type of musician are you?
YK: Rap/ Hip-Hop Artist
JW: What are your favorite cannabis strains?
YK: Bond Road Kush, Gary Payton, Kush Mountains
JW: Any favorite cannabis products?
YK: Mostly flower and anybody that knows me, knows it’s in a big backwoods. Wax from time to time.
JW: Does cannabis help you creatively?
YK: Yes, it helps calm me down from overthinking. When making a song, I have so many words and ways I want to say them but when I write and smoke I definitely bring them together to make a record. Even recording the song, you want to match that same head space and feeling you had when writing the song, so I smoke when I record as well.
JW: Do you support full cannabis legalization?
YK: Yes, cannabis is going to stop the opioid crisis. Cannabis is also going to help with debt as well because everyone smokes. Stabilization is jobs and helps medically. 1/1/21 I will be 5 years no pills or lean, something that I’m promoting in my music as well. A lot of artists promote that and they don’t even do those drugs but kids and young adults listen and want to be just like us. We have to try to set an example.
JW: Favorite place to shop for cannabis?
YK: Essence, The Source, Cultivate
JW: Of the songs you have written/played, what has been your favorite? Why?
YK: Make It – Definitely one of my more difficult songs I wrote because I create most of my music off life experiences. During Covid we couldn’t do anything. So I had to change it up. Getting closer with my family and friends just talking more really helped out as well.
JW: Where do you find inspiration for music?
YK: Living life best way to find it.
JW: Favorite things to do here in Vegas…
YK: Spending time with my girlfriend and family. Also I like to hit Davidoff of Geneva Cigar Bar on The Strip and chill and write sometimes, too.
JW: Anything you dislike about Vegas?
YK: We don’t have a cannabis hotel
JW: How can readers listen to your music?
YK: Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, etc. Type in “Young Keefa”
JW: How can readers follow you on the internet/social media?
YK: Instagram: @YoungKeefa
JW: Famous last words?
YK: “Big Keefa”
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